For the second consecutive year, the University of Waterloo has been ranked among the top 50 universities for academic achievement in the category of engineering/ technology and computer science according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).
A paper by electrical and computer engineering graduate students Frank Imeson and Ariq Emtenan, and professors Siddharth Garg and Mahesh Tripunitara won the Best Student Paper award at the 2013 Usenix Security Symposium held August 14-16 in Washington, D.C. Their winning paper is entitled "Securing Computer Hardware Using 3D Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology and Split Manufacturing for Obfuscation." [symposium website]
The University of Waterloo is the only Canadian university to make the top 25 schools that are "churning out successful entrepreneurs", according to CrunchBase, a free online database of technology companies, people and investors. CrunchBase's data shows Stanford as the top institution for producing entrepreneurs. Waterloo ranks in 20th place, followed by Princeton University.
A Waterloo Engineering startup was featured at DreamIt NYC Demo Day held in New York City on August 6 for the media, venture capital firms, law firms, advisors, and other investors. As reported by Mashable.com., GamePress was one of 15 companies launched by DreamIt Ventures' accelerator program. The startups represented a wide range of topics, from video games to data aggregation platforms.